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BEAUTIFUL RESTORED FARMHOUSE IN SOUTHERN TUSCANY WIFI, GARDEN, POOL, 6 PEOPLE

Jennifer Taylor

Speaks English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Jennifer Taylor

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BEAUTIFUL RESTORED FARMHOUSE IN SOUTHERN TUSCANY WIFI, GARDEN, POOL, 6 PEOPLE

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Cortona - La Fenice

3 Large bedrooms, private garden in stunning location with views of Cortona

La Fenice is part of an award winning restoration of a substantial farmhouse contained in private walled and hedged, landscaped gardens. Romantic or family all is catered for, with its private garden and magnificent swimming pool 20x8m. The accommodation is over 140sqm restored with terracotta floors and wooden beamed ceilings. Downstairs consists of a large lounge/dining room seating 8 at the table and with comfortable seating around the open fireplace. The dining room leads through a brick arch to a large fully equipped kitchen with its own double doors to the patio,the large patio is excellent for al fresco breakfasts, lunch and evening BBQs. There is a cloakroom with toilet and washing machine. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, 2 double and one twin, two of which have additional sleeping/entertaining mezzanine areas above and 2 bathrooms with shower/toilet/basin and bidet. Outside from the shaded patio and private hedged garden there is a path leading to the shared beautiful pool with shower and changing room and tremendous views over to the hill town of Cortona.

Prebooked tours and activities: The following tours and activities can be arranged, if you wish to prebook please ask for details.

-Cooking course arranged at the house

-Cycling day

-Boat trips on Lake Trasomeno

-Wine tasting

-Ceramics and olive oil tour

-Guided Tours to :

Florence,

Arezzo,

Cortona,

Montalcino,

Bevagna and Montefalco

Val D'Orcia

.

Ceramics and Olive Oil: A tour that marries together artistic craftmanship and the aromas and tastes of Umbria.

departing from the house your destination will be Deruta, famous for Majolica. visit a family run business and see all the stages of ceramic production.

Continue on to an olive oil producer at the gateway of Spello. Taste the typical produce of this land with bruschetta seasoned with an excellent extra virgin olive oil washed down by an excellent glass of local wine.

Cooking Course: Tastes, aromas colours, genuine dishes made from first class produce, typical of this very fertile territory.

A cook and helper will come to the house with a basket full of local seasonal produce and will then teach you in the kitchen to prepare a Tuscan starter, hand made pasta course, main course and side dish plus a dessert.

The menu changes with the seasons. the dinner is prepared by you under the guidance of an expert cook and will be accompanied by an excellent local wine. At the end of the meal's preparation, the table will be set and you can enjoy the meal in the relaxed atmosphere of the house.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jennifer Taylor

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2010
Speaks English
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful restored farmhouse in southern Tuscany WIFI, garden, pool, 6 people
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Beautiful restored farmhouse in southern Tuscany WIFI, garden, pool, 6 people
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p448376
+44 01248810530
Cortona Cortona area
5

LA FENICE FARMHOUSE RESTORATION

  • 5 out of 5
Absolutey beautifull property, views and location
Everything as in the description
Ideally situated close to Cortona with its great restaurants and views over the surrounding countryside and also the railway stations for trips to Florence and Rome.
Myself, wife, daughter, son in law and teenage grandaughter all loved it.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments,so glad you all enjoyed your stay.
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Beautiful restored farmhouse in southern Tuscany WIFI, garden, pool, 6 people
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p448376
+44 01248810530
Cortona Cortona area
5

LA FENICE CORTONA TUSCANY

  • 5 out of 5
We (a family of two adults and three children) had a wonderful time in this property.

It is part of a very nicely restored traditional Tuscan farmhouse - spacious and comfortable with a very well appointed kitchen. It is situated in large and very attractive gardens along with a number of other homes, newer but also built in the traditional style. The house itself has a good size garden and has a barbeque. The swimming pool at the end of the grounds is excellent - 20m long, very well maintained and with beautiful views. Our children loved it.

The house is located in a beautiful area of rolling farmland of wheatfields, sunflowers and vines. While it is very peaceful it doesn't feel excessively quiet because of the presence of the other houses. In terms of practicalities there is a convenience store in Montecchio about 2 km away with larger supermarkets about 10 minutes drive away. The local town, Cortona, is one of the most attractive hilltop villages that we visited anywhere in Tuscany and has excellent restaurants.

Finally I should add that the owners were a pleasure to deal with.

Overall I would strongly recommend this property to anyone, with or without children.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful restored farmhouse in southern Tuscany WIFI, garden, pool, 6 people
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p448376
+44 01248810530
Cortona Cortona area
5

LOVELY OLD CONVERTED FARMHOUSE NEAR CORTONA

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great fortnights holiday at 'La Fenice'.
The house was fab -
lots of space, everything you could need provided, and an enclosed attached garden for our 15 month old to run around.
There is a great view of Cortona which is only a short drive away from the property.
Looking forward to returning soon.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful restored farmhouse in southern Tuscany WIFI, garden, pool, 6 people
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p448376
+44 01248810530
Cortona Cortona area
5

FANTASTIC OLD CONVERTED FARMHOUSE NEAR CORTONA

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great holiday in 'La Fenice'
The house was great, nice and big with an attached garden and everything provided.
The view from the house is wonderful - overlooking Cortona which is a short drive away.
We spent a fornight exploring the area which is beautiful.
Looking forward to returning soon.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Beautiful restored farmhouse in southern Tuscany WIFI, garden, pool, 6 people
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p448376
+44 01248810530
Cortona Cortona area
Auchterarder
5

BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED FARMHOUSE

  • 5 out of 5
Our recent stay at La Fernice near the stunning hilltop town of Cortona proved to be an excellent choice for myself, my husband and my 18 month old son along with both sets of grandparents. From the information provided on how to get to La Fernice to the amenities in the farmhouse itself (washing machine, dishwasher, BBQ, toys etc) there is little room for fault. Any questions we had were answered quickly either by the managing agent or by the owner; this proved particularly important when our flights were cancelled due to an Italian general strike as Jennifer (the owner) allowed us stay an additional night which made a huge difference particularly as we had a toddler in tow!! The swimming pool and the garden proved to be the highlight of this family holiday, allowing us to take advantage of the wonderful Tuscan weather and scenery with ease!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful restored farmhouse in southern Tuscany WIFI, garden, pool, 6 people
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p448376
+44 01248810530
Cortona Cortona area
5

A WONDERFUL, PEACEFULL STAY IN LA FENICE.

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed with 7 people in this great house in Cortona. We had a wonderful stay. The toppers were the large swimming pool (with comfortable deck chairs), the outdoor seating, the kitchen (especially if you have a private cook with you) and landscape (Cortona is a very nice town). Although the estate gives a huge impression on arrival, we had all peace during the week we stayed. The kitchen was beautifully equipped with also a BBQ and a table grill. We eat every day outside on the terrace. The pool was lovely and the pool rules were no objection.
It was very hot during our stay. At night, the fans were necessary to sleep. The bedrooms were quite small, as was the bathroom, but these were no objection.
The landscape is very beautiful. You do need a car to get around. Cortona is a pleasant town and other trips were also beautiful. The recommendations of Jenny in her little book, makes it easier to quickly find your way when we were planning a visit.
We enjoyed our stay and consider to return later.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back. Jenny
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Perugia, Florence, Pisa & Rome
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Camucia Cortona
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A1 Bettolle
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Camucia
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
9 hole local or Perugia Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Numerous Cortona
Car: necessary

Whilst the location is rural La Fenice is convenient for visiting all parts of Tuscany.The villa situated in Southern Tuscany is perfect for visiting all the beautiful Renaissance hill towns of Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Perugia, Lucignano, Pienza, Montepulciano within 30 to 45 minutes drive.

Assisi is just over an hour. Day trips to Florence and Rome are possible by rail from the nearby station of Terontola.

Lake Trasimeno water sports, walking and cycling activites are about 20 minutes.

The Etruscan hill town of Cortona,with artworks, museums, unique shops and first class restaurants is only 15 minutes by car. For the more serious shopper the Val di Chiana Outlet Village is easily accessible by car. The area is in/adjacent to one of the top three wine areas of Italy, Brunello at Montalcino and nearer vineyards to visit in the Montepulciano region.

We are able to offer the facility of prebooking tours and activities, please see the more detailed reference at the end.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Cortona, Cortona area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Summer
5 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
for 7 nights
€1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

A down payment of 30% of the holiday cost is payable at time of booking. The balance is payable two months before the holiday start date.A security deposit of 250 Euros is payable on arrival. The security deposit will be returned once the house has been checked and the keys returned.
No refund is payable within one month of the holiday start date, you are advised to take out holiday cancellation.
Notes Change over is Saturday. Guests are requested to arrive any time after 4.00pm.
You will be met at the house by Maria or Stefano. Detailed directions, telephone contact numbers and house details will be sent to you at least three weeks before the holiday start date. Departure time is 10am, keys collected and security deposit returned by Stefano.
Condominium pool rules please ask for a copy.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Cortona in Cortona area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , downstairs ,washing machine
  • 2 bathrooms are adjacent to the bedrooms and consist of washbasin, toilet, bidet and walk in shower with terracota floors, white tiling and beamed ceilings the third is a downstairs cloakroom with basin, toilet and washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , mezzanine room above
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot , 1 Large Double Bed , mezzanine room above
  • 3 large bedrooms, 2 with double beds and the third with two single beds.The rooms are fitted with traditional Italian handmade solid wood furniture with plenty of storage and dressing space. All have beautiful views across the Val Di Chiana towards Cortona and being North facing are cooler at night. The bedrooms have internal solid wood shutters for blocking out the daylight and insect screens to allow them to be opened for ventilation. Two of the bedrooms have a staircase to a loft /mezzanine space above ( each with 2 further single beds) The space can be used for entertainment (TV, games console, video and DVD)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
It has a large lounge with comfortable seating for 6 and additional dining chairs.The dining area with extendable table to seat 8 leads through a brick arch to a large fully equipped kitchen with its own double doors to the patio.There is a cloakroom with toilet, basin and washing machine. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, 2 double and one twin, 2 of which have additional mezzanine areas above. There are two shower rooms with shower, toilet, bidet and basin. Outside there is a shaded patio and private hedged gardens and a path leading to the shared beautiful pool with shower and changing room and tremendous views over to the hill town of Cortona.The well equipped kitchen (with the all important dishwasher) is larger than most and has a separate breakfast/preparation marble table. The units are solid wood with marble worktops. We have the added luxury of a coffee machine for making espresso and cappuccino. The property has central heating and an open fire for winter/autumn.
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